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ETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if needed

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have given their union a strong mandate for central strike action should it be needed during ETFO’s central bargaining negotiations: ETFO’s teacher and occasional teacher members voted 98% in favour of strike action; and ETFO’s education worker members voted 98% in favour of strike action. “Talks have stalled at ETFO’s central ...

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Don’t Forget – Turn Clocks Back Tonight

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 am tonight, November 3 and the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks. “In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Chef Sabourin. “Once a year, old ...

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Special Weather Statement – Pukaskwa Park to Searchmont

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Flurries continue early this morning. Additional snowfall amounts of 2 cm are possible early this morning. Flurries will taper of as the wind shifts to west later this morning. Driving conditions might be difficult due to reduced visibility. Special weather statement in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal ...

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Saturday Morning News – November 2

Weather – Flurries with risk of snow squalls. Local amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Tonight Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Flurries continue early this ...

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Les élèves de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph rencontrent la député Carol Hughes

  Les élèves de 10e année du cours de Citoyenneté à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer Mme Carol Hughes, députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, lors de la campagne électorale. Lors de son passage, Mme Hughes a partagé son cheminement professionnel avec les élèves et a parlé de l’impact positif qu’a l’éducation au sein de la communauté. Tout au long ...

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École secondaire Saint-Joseph students meet member of parliament Carol Hughes

  As part of their Citizenship Course, grade 10 students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) had the opportunity to meet Carol Hughes, Federal Member of Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, during the recently-held election campaign. During her visit, Ms. Hughes shared her career path with students and talked about the positive impact education has on the community. Throughout her presentation, the member ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Chapleau man charged in multiple break and enter occurrences

Over the past week, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to multiple break and enter occurrences in Chapleau, Ontario. The suspect in these cases was located and arrested on October 28, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m. As a result of the investigation, Daniel TURNER, a 24-year-old from Chapleau, Ontario, was charged with the following: ...

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Friday Morning News – November 1

Weather – Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Flurries with risk of snow squalls. Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 6 this evening.   News Tidbits – Yesterday ...

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Significant Snowfall Possible Today

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Significant snowfall is possible today and tonight. South to southwest winds off of Lake Superior could produce flurries and local snow squalls beginning late this morning and will continue into tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm with locally up to 15 cm over the higher terrain are ...

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Discovering the fine art of shadow puppets!

  Kirk Whitlock, an arts teacher at École Saint-Joseph’s School(Wawa) put to good use to found two old diascopes, former projectors used for projecting transparencies, and incorporated them into the grade 5 arts class. Students used their imagination and various objects to practice the art of shadow making. They projected on a white screen shadows produced by silhouettes that they ...

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Découvrir l’art des ombres chinoises !

  M. Kirk Whitlock, enseignant en arts à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) a trouvé deux anciens diascopes, des projecteurs utilisés pour transmettre des transparents sur des écrans, et les a intégrés au cours d’arts des élèves de 5e année. Les élèves ont utilisé leur imagination et divers objets pour pratiquer l’art des ombres chinoises. Ils ont projeté sur un écran blanc ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends and surprisingly pedestrians get hurt

Each fall when Daylight Saving Time ends motorists and pedestrians are seemingly given a bonus hour of sleep. In theory the roads should be safer this is not necessarily the case. A 2011 survey by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) revealed that failing to adapt to the time change that comes with the end of Daylight Saving Time ...

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Report shows hallway medicine will keep getting worse under Ford

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said a new report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) offers damning evidence that hallway medicine in the province is only going to keep getting worse under Doug Ford’s Conservatives.   The FAO report found that even if Ford delivers the 15,000 long-term care beds his government has claimed they might, the ...

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Thursday Morning News – October 31

Weather – Clearing this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h near noon. High plus 1. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 12 overnight. News Tidbits – The Legion Ladies are holding their monthly luncheon today from 11:30 to 1 p.m. ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Numerous Charges in Domestic Disturbance

On October 28, 2019, at approximately 10:12 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance on Demers Street in Chapleau, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old person, from Chapleau, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault with a Weapon – Spousal, contrary to section 267(a) ...

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